What is your AMH level?
AMH stands for Anti-Mullerian Hormone. This hormone level is an indicator of ovarian reserve. It can be tested via bloodwork to determine the number of follicles inside the ovaries as well as a woman’s egg count.
For the most part, AMH levels decrease as you age meaning that fertility decreases at a much faster rate when women reach their 30’s and 40’s. Hence a high AMH level indicates a higher number of eggs remaining in the ovaries. A very high AMH can mean that a woman may possibly have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). A low AMH indicates a low number of follicles left leading to infertility.
A typical AMH level for a fertile woman is 1.0–4.0 ng/ml; under 1.0 ng/ml is considered low and indicative of a diminished ovarian reserve. Here is a chart explaining the levels:
|AMH Level (ng/ml)||Interpretation||General Age Prediction|
|>3.0||High (possibly PCOS)||< 30 years old|
|1.0-3.0||Normal||30-38 years old|
|0.4-0.9||Low||>38 years old|
|<0.4||Very Low||>40 years old|
Now that you have this information, why not go get tested? Find a fertility clinic in your area and call to see how much an assessment is. Life is full of surprises and so is your fertility.